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Platinum Sponsor – HSBC Private Bank
HSBC Private Bank is a leading international private bank built on the strength, heritage and prudent long-term strategy of the HSBC Group. Our services are personalised and our offering is broad and global in reach. Our international network combines global expertise with a real understanding of local markets, issues and opportunities. We understand the true value of global insight and how to make international connections tangible for our clients.
With over 80 locations in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, we are well-positioned to deliver a broad range of services and solutions to our clients around the world. As part of the HSBC Group, we look to develop opportunities for our clients wherever they may arise. We also have the connections to provide the very best of what the HSBC Group has to offer.
Profits before tax for the half year ending 30 June 2012 were US$527 million and reported total client assets under management were US$497billion.
This is the sixth consecutive year that HSBC Private Bank has supported the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year China Awards. As a leading international private bank, HSBC Private Bank shares Ernst & Young’s vision in “Driving growth for collaborative success”. When working with our entrepreneurial clients, we provide them with the connections they need to grow their businesses while maintaining stability through wealth preservation and business continuity planning. HSBC financed 9% of global trade last year and a big part of our focus is providing our clients with access to opportunities in the key traditional and faster-growing markets of the world given our substantial global presence and connectivity. We have no doubt that our global network will continue to open doors for our clients, and by driving collaborative success, we believe that the entrepreneurial spirit will continue to be one of the key thrusts to the Chinese economy, inspiring more entrepreneurs to pursue and achieve their dreams. ×
CEO North Asia, Global Private Banking
Global Head, Private Wealth Solutions
HSBC Private Bank
Gold Sponsor – Jaguar
Jaguar was founded in 1922 and has successfully developed into an internationally renowned British luxury car manufacturer. Its success is attributed to the three pillars of its design DNA, “Innovative, Seductive, Performance”, which are evident in all Jaguar production. In March 2012, Jaguar China launched its new brand concept: “ALIVE” as a representation of its British style and to emphasize the unique vitality that is inherent in Jaguar cars.
Jaguar China is committed to providing Chinese customers with the most premium products, the most luxurious brand experiences and the most professional customer services, constituted by its nationwide network of authorized dealerships. To date, as part of its long-term commitment to the Chinese market, Jaguar has established two training centres and four parts distribution centres in China, helping to improve after-sale service quality and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. The company has built a strong fan base for its high end luxury cars both in China and around the world, and this continues to grow.
It is a great honour for Jaguar China, working together with Ernst & Young, to recognise and reward outstanding Chinese entrepreneurs. It is their achievements that are helping to progress a new generation of business elites. Jaguar China is committed to providing Chinese customers with the most advanced innovations and technologies, the most premium products and the most professional all-round customer services and brand experiences. Jaguar praises their spirit and endeavors to always support the development of Chinese entrepreneurs as we move together towards a brighter future.” ×
Jaguar Land Rover China
Executive Vice President
Media Co-organizer – 21CBH
The 21st Century Business Herald was founded on 1 January 2001. As the leading business newspaper, it believes that “News Creates Value”. Since January 2008, it launched a completely new revision and published five issues per week, offering timely, precise and all-round business information to the readers. The 21st Century Business Herald keeps on focusing on Chinese business with global vision, exploring and recording business nature with professional quality in a rational way, and delivering business information with a sensible and rapid speed. The 21st Century Business Herald will continually work together with the Chinese business elite to achieve the business dreams.
The global economy has been facing severe challenges in 2012. Considering the economies of Europe and the US are still uncertain ahead, part of the fast-growing emerging economies are in a crucial stage for structural reform and the world economy is in need of balance before its setting-off again. It has been proven that entrepreneurs with forethought play an important role in driving economic and social progress as well as solving problems for tomorrow. Ernst & Young is seeking for such kind of people and its efforts should be appreciated and respected. I wish the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards, in its 7th year can “Driving Growth for Collaborative Success”. ×
Guangdong Twenty-first Century Media Co., Ltd.
Knowledge Partner – CKGSB
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), established in 2002, is China’s first non-profit, independent business school. CKGSB’s mission is to generate world-class insights on management theory and practice, and to develop business leaders for a new era of global business in China and beyond. Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB has satellite campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, and a network of international offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. CKGSB offers MBA, FMBA, EMBA and executive education programs.
As a global business school based in China, CKGSB is proud to serve as the Knowledge Partner for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards. Every day, CKGSB’s world-class faculty is transmitting our deep insight on Chinese and global business to entrepreneurs across all levels of professional development. A focus on entrepreneurship is exactly why CKGSB now has one of Asia’s most successful and influential alumni networks. The awards honor the most outstanding entrepreneurs—those who inspire us with their vision, leadership and achievement. We congratulate this year’s winners on their success and look forward to fostering future generations of global entrepreneurs. ×
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Media Co-organizer – HKEJ
Founded in July, 1973, Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) is Hong Kong’s first Chinese newspaper dedicated to coverage and in-depth analysis of financial news and current affairs. Business and financial news, politics, business management, culture, the arts, lifestyle, health, science and technology are its key contents. Guided by over 39 years of experience, HKEJ will continue to uphold its mission to be an independent voice and a purveyor of quality journalism by providing reliable and insightful information for its readers.
The outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008 has plunged western economies into long-term recession, subjecting them to a merciless onslaught of financial woes that have since remained unabated. No country in the world can remain insulated from the ongoing process of globalization including China. The PRC leaders are therefore focusing their attention on further reform in order to drive technological innovation and industrial upgrading. ×
The future of China’s economic growth lies in continuous innovation and high-value-added industries, investing in education with its sizeable financial reserves to enhance its competitiveness. The rise of China is set to spearhead economic growth not only on a regional but also on a global scale. Given its unique position, Hong Kong is likely to continue to be part of China’s success story, and play an indispensable role in making it possible.
Chan King Cheung
Hong Kong Economic Journal
Media Co-organizer – SCMP
South China Morning Post (SCMP) is Hong Kong’s premier English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, iPad™ and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, SCMP reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post has received 55 awards in 2011 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capability.
This year’s theme, Driving growth for collaborative success, hits on a very important note for any organization – that of sustainable growth for all. It calls for a responsibility to be strong and focused on growth goals not just for the company’s financial success, but also for a great many other affected parties – its staff, shareholders, consumers and the community at large. ×
When the economy is tough, leaders are challenged to stay true to their goals and visions, especially as each operational and investment dollar is scrutinized. Yet, it is a long held view that those businesses that not only survive but invest during tough times have a greater chance of steadfast growth when the going improves. With these considerations in mind, truly great entrepreneurs need a nose for business opportunity, two feet on the ground, heart-felt passion and nerves of steel. We believe this year’s Entrepreneurs demonstrate such strengths.
Chief Executive Officer
Supporting Partner – CVCA
Founded in 2002, China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”) is a member-based trade organization established to promote the interest and the development of the venture capital (“VC”) and private equity (“PE”) industry in the Greater China Region. Currently CVCA has more than 100 member firms, which collectively manage over US$500 billion in total AUM. CVCA members are representatives of the most seasoned PE/VC investors and service providers who have experienced global economic cycles. The members have made many successful investments in a variety of industries in the Greater China Region. CVCA is dedicated to promoting the progress and the healthy and sustainable development of venture capital and private equity in China market.
CVCA is proud to support the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards, which recognize outstanding individuals who play a key role in China’s economic growth. As a PE and VC association in the Greater China region, CVCA supports the sustainable development of venture capital and private equity. In the future, CVCA will collaborate with the VCPE community and together promote and advocate on behalf of the entrepreneurial spirit. CVCA supports Ernst & Young’s efforts in this endeavor. ×
China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Supporting Partner – HKGCC
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1861, with around 4,000 corporate members, is the oldest and largest businesses organization in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote, safeguard and represent the interest of the local business community. The HKGCC is a self-funded, non-profit making organization, and is a leading voice in promoting Hong Kong as an international business centre in the heart of Asia. It acts as an international bridge, connecting Hong Kong business with the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world.
The Chamber has represented the Hong Kong business community and contributed to Hong Kong’s evolution into a vibrant international business and financial centre. It has prospered along with the wealth creation of its international, Hong Kong and Mainland members as it steered the business community through both good and bad times. Entrepreneurs play a vital role in economic and social development as key contributors in today’s society. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards emphasize community recognitions and cultivating those achievers through their entrepreneurial spirit. We are honored to be a supporting partner of this event for the third consecutive year. May we wish this year’s event every success. ×
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Partner – HKMA
The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) was established in 1960. As a non-profit making professional organization, its mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of management in Hong Kong. Over the past 52 years, the Association has been dedicated to providing Hong Kong with the management training, skills and experience it needs to succeed. Offering annually over 2,000 training programmes to more than 50,000 participants, the HKMA is one of the largest providers of management training and education in the Territory. A diverse range of programmes are provided including Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in association with various prestigious overseas universities; Diploma and Professional Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; seminars and workshops; as well as work-oriented short courses. To cultivate a general culture of modern management, the Association also organizes eight annual business awards in Hong Kong and the Mainland, which have become the highlights of the business community.
The Hong Kong Management Association is honoured to be a supporting organization of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China Awards. The euro-zone crisis and the slowing China economy are posing great challenges and utmost pressure for companies worldwide. There is still dark cloud looming over the economy. As a leading force of the world economy, our entrepreneurs, especially the Award winners, have demonstrated an unfailing determination to escape from the shadow. They have successfully built the engine for sustainable development for their companies, and contributed tremendously to the community at large. I trust that they will continue to uphold their entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance in achieving greater heights of success in the future. ×
Dr. Victor Lee
The Hong Kong Management Association
Supporting Partner – HKSTP
Comprising Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) is a statutory body dedicated to advancing innovation and technology for Hong Kong. Established in May 2001, HKSTPC has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Precision Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology through the provision of world-class infrastructure and support services which consist of full-service incubation programmes for technology start-ups, and market-focused laboratories & technical centres with professional technical support.
We are delighted to be a supporting partner for the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards programme”. This year’s theme “Driving growth for collaborative success” coincides nicely with what we are striving to achieve by forming stronger partnerships with relevant bodies in Mainland cities in the innovation and technology fields. Our goal is to establish Hong Kong as an ideal platform for facilitating worldwide enterprises to tap into the immense China market and for helping Chinese enterprises reach out to global markets. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and hope the young generation will be inspired by their success. ×
Mr. E Anthony Tan
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Supporting Partner – HKVCA
Hong Kong stands as the largest venture capital and private equity hub in Asia. As at 2011, private equity funds under management in Hong Kong stands US$66 billion.
HKVCA’s mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. HKVCA provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members in Hong Kong; promotes industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards by providing training and educational programs; and represents the views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies.
Since the HKVCA was formed in 1987, it has become an important platform for entrepreneurs and investors to forge partnerships in the effort to create and build companies able to compete and succeed in the global arena. ×
It is therefore appropriate for the HKVCA to express strong support for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards as in line with our efforts to identify and recognize outstanding entrepreneurs in China who have global vision and capabilities.
On behalf of the HKVCA and its 240 corporate members, I congratulate all participants in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards and wish them every success!
Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Specially-invited Media – The Founder
“The Founder” is a magazine dedicated to identifying those who wield the new business power in China. We aim to be the spiritual home of entrepreneurs. We are committed to promoting entrepreneurial spirit, discovering innovative business models and catalyzing the creation of wealth. We focus on elite entrepreneurs under the age of 45 and high-growth enterprises with annual income of RMB 50 million to RMB 2 billion. “The Founder” is the stage on which entrepreneurs can both shine and grow together.
The growing generation of entrepreneurs who are changing and enriching our life is the source of life for global business. Thank-you Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, which brings together business innovators from all around the world and provides a platform for popularizing entrepreneurship. The Founder Magazine is honored to participate in this awards program. I wish continued successes for EOY! ×
The Founder Magazine
Sole Supporting Portal – Tencent
Tencent Economy offers financial guidance for a large number of high-caliber internet users. It delivers accurate and all-around information about the economy, finance, and investment. Effective financial management tools are life-long credible financial partners of Tencent users.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards is one of the highest honors pursued by entrepreneurs around the world, including Chinese entrepreneurs. The award encourages and rewards positive and innovative entrepreneurs who are complying with business rules, displaying responsibility and integrity. As we know, these morals are the rules for good business. China’s reform and opening-up policy has been implemented for more than 30 years, helping China’s economy to grow rapidly. There is no doubt that the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur awards will help the Chinese business environment to continue to grow in a healthy way. As the No.1 Chinese portal, Tencent will pay close attention to the awards, promoting the event and applauding the winners. ×
Editor in Chief